Early this year, a social media page run by a privileged caste community in Bangalore uploaded posters which read: 'Free COVID-19 vaccination camp for Agarwals', among other blatantly casteist …
'Yes, it's easy when you are SC – to internalise all the hate you receive.'
'I am a scared woman, talking in hushed tones about my caste.'
The system basically allowed us to pretend that caste didn’t exist, and thus locked us into our rolls as agents in the propagation of casteism.
I saw my friends casually throwing casteist remarks but I never spoke up, fearing ostracisation.